USA Swimming Safe Sport Newsletter
The purpose of this newsletter is to
provide a foundation that allows for direct on-going communication
with each of you. Information contained within will cover the most
current Safe Sport related information. If you have any feedback,
comments or suggestions, please e-mail us email@example.com.
Safe Sport Updates
open until November 10! The Athlete Fellowship Program is
a year-long leadership development program designed for athlete
members who wish to be more involved in the governance of the
organization with particular emphasis on Safe Sport. We are now
accepting applications from athletes who want to develop projects
to bring the Safe sport message to their local swim clubs and
increase awareness of the Safe Sport movement. The Fellowship is
anchored by three Leadership Institutes, where fellows will have
the opportunity to dive deeper into leadership development
practices and set personal goals. Athletes aged 15 and older are
eligible to apply. Please find the application at www.usaswimming.org/protect or contact
firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Safe Sport Events
Convention in Kansas City was a great success. This was one of the
best, most well-received years for Safe Sport at Convention. Thanks
to so many LSC Safe Sport Chairs and/or their representatives, the
five Safe Sport sessions from Tuesday-Friday were well attended and
enjoyed by most.
Convention handouts can be found here and Safe Sport presentations from
convention can be found here.
Paul! This year’s Safe Sport Award
winner was Paul Stockett. Paul designed and initiated The Middle
Atlantic Incentive Program. The program offered an incentive to the
clubs of Middle Atlantic Swimming to encourage their athletes to
take the athlete protection training offered by Safe Sport. The
training could have been taken online individually or in a group,
and participation was tracked for a six week period. During that
period, Middle Atlantic experienced a 26% increase in athletes
taking the training, and the program is now ready to be replicated
in other LSCs.
Successfully sustaining a
culture of Safe Sport takes place at the club level. There are many
tools and resources available to help support a positive culture.
You can find all of the new promotional materials distributed at
Convention and more at www.usaswimming.org/toolkit.
You Do Webinar On Wednesday, November 4 we
will hold a webinar walking through real-life case scenarios and
share the resources available to members to assist them in
addressing the breaks in culture that may come up at their clubs
and how to reduce that risk.
Safe Sport Awareness
The Lake Erie
Project! Lake Erie Swimming has been
piloting a Safe Sport program designed to promote awareness and
education for both the LSC and the clubs. The LE Project features a
comprehensive approach of online and in-person trainings,
promotional tables at meets, including Safe Sport procedures in the
meet management manual, and appointing a Safe Sport coordinator at
clubs. You can review the project summary here. This is great work lead by Pam Cook!
If you have any Safe Sport projects you are working on please let
us know. We would like to give you recognition as well!
Please continue to follow us on Twitter @SwimSafeSport and on Facebook at USA Swimming Safe Sport.
You can find previous Newsletters here.